Orange Township, Fayette County, Indiana

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Orange Township
Township
Location of Orange Township in Fayette County
Location of Orange Township in Fayette County
Coordinates: 39°34′23″N 85°16′33″W / 39.57306°N 85.27583°W / 39.57306; -85.27583Coordinates: 39°34′23″N 85°16′33″W / 39.57306°N 85.27583°W / 39.57306; -85.27583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 21.17 sq mi (54.8 km2)
 • Land 21.14 sq mi (54.8 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 736
 • Density 34.8/sq mi (13.4/km2)
FIPS code 18-56736[2]
GNIS feature ID 453689

Orange Township is one of nine townships in Fayette County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 736 and it contained 296 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Orange Township was organized in 1822.[4] Many of its early settlers were natives of Orange County, North Carolina, hence the name.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 21.17 square miles (54.8 km2), of which 21.14 square miles (54.8 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[3]

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains two cemeteries: Old Friends Church and Orange-North.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 217. 
  5. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 257. 

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